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college fraternities are uniquely american institutions dedicated to brotherhood, public service and good social opportunities. >> the nation's newest
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fraternity is the first muslim one. bradley blackburn of network fusion has our story. >> reporter: it's a crisp fall night in texas and a group of guys is building a campfire. these men are brothers. >> got marshmallows. >> reporter: bound together by their fraternity, their faith and their mission. >> if we do well enough, if our faith is strong enough, building ourselves and if we put in the word, i really think -- >> reporter: these are the brothers of the first muslim think the first muslim fraternity in america. here at u.t. dallas. >> i think it is the right time and place for it. it started as a joke. we were talking at waffle house over waffles, chicken, coffee. >> your family is from pakistan. >> yes. >> he is a freshman.
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he rushed last faum fall. >> to you think of joining a traditional fraternity. >> i wasn't interested in anything like that because of the drinking and partying. >> reporter: they may not drink but otherwise they are like any other frat, doing charity work >> when i hit somebody in the nuts i start my prayer to save myself from getting hit. >> reporter: the fraternity is as much for the outside world as it is for members to combat stereotypes with reality some they allowed a documentary crew to follow them, shooting hoops to meetings. praying together and playing dodge ball. sharing their story because you are an easy target when you are a young muslim man in america. >> people that came out and said this is just a place where you are kind of getting ready for another terrorist plot or something like that. >> reporter: -- these mci filmmakers are starting a project to get funds to start
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the project. >> we desire to represent them honestly. they desire to show us who they are. they have really opened up their lives and haven't withheld anything. at a first glance you say they are all the same faith. so they are all alike. but it's really much more complex than that. >> coming out with a documentary is especially important for us and we want everybody to see it. muslims, non muslims. why not show who we are by our actions, by what we do, by our values. we have a home here. it makes us feel we have a home. >> reporter: what started in dallas is growing quickly. the fraternity has chapters at cornell and uc san diego with more on the way. the full documentary will be released next year. for "world news now," i'm with fusion. >> thank you. by the way, muslim students groups have existed since 1963, through is the first that is given college students a way to go.
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>> different from a lot of fraternities in that they swear off alcohol and premarital sex. >> instead of the red solo cups which is the tell all of fraternity, they have the red caps. that's their symbol and what they are using instead. coming up, the secret to on-line shopping. why do retailers charge you more than your neighbor for the same thing? the slippery way of pricing. ahead in the next half hour -- confessions of a master counterfeiter. how did he get away with it? and could some of his fakes be in your wallet? you are watching "world news now."
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by now you probably know when you buy an airline ticket you could pay a wildly different price than the person in the seat next to you. >> it is called dynamic pricing and it might be happening when you shop on-line for any kind of item. abc's chief business correspondent, rebecca jarvis explains. >> reporter: on-line, the marketers are changing the price in a flash to capitalize on how much they think you are willing to pay. >> we are looking under the hood. you can see -- you could see the value. >> reporter: we discovered they are putting you in to consumer categories with names like shopping addicts, frugal folks, high spender and offering you the price they think you will pay. they gauge it by where you live and what you buy and estimate how much money you make. all information collected from your history on the internet. we decided to put it to the test.
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two world news producers, two one pack of pens on staples.com. the price on her computer. >> 15.19. >> and 13.79. >> that's more than dollar less. take a look at this, "world news" viewers getting different prices for the same pens. >> the price of these pen s is 13.09. >> $15.19 in california. >> reporter: the companies admit it is happening. staples tells us if you find lower price they will match it. >> it is a pretty wide web. i think a lot of consumers would be surprised to see this going on. >> i don't think this is fair. >> it doesn't make sense to me why you would charge me one price and someone else another price. >> i can't believe a big company would do it. >> there's no transparency, right. you have no idea this is going on in the background. >> reporter: beware you may be targeted as a working with class, soccer mom, fashionista bookworm. rebecca jarvis, abc news.
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washington, d.c. >> that's remarkable. >> i'm not a fan of that. >> i know. >> is there a way to manipulate the system and have an on-line persona that is really cheap and makes no money. >> that's the only way they charge you. i don't think that is fair at all. >> i want to know who am i? i'm a mom, i'm -- you live in the northeast. you do okay. i'm sure you are paying the $14 for the pens. >> how do i get to be a frugal spender or something? >> i know. >> kind of weird. >> business changes are based on algorithms. they take into account competitive pricing and external factors and who you are. when we mention the word algorithms, i check out. >> apparently there are some strategies you can employ in order to be on the right side of the price. you can know what the consumer algorithms are. there nose that and you can be vocal. apparently price matching
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air wick. the craft of fragrance. time for "the mix." we want to introduce you to a 5-year-old cancer survivor whose make a wish foundation is starring in a katy perry music video "roar." it is simply incredible. last year she was diagnosed with stage four cancer. during the time she was receiving treatment she found inspiration and comfort in the songs of katy perry and said it was the lyrics of "roar" that inspired her to push through the pain. take a listen to this. ♪ roar >> it is a full experience. she was in a limo. she has the paparazzi there, signing autographs. she looks wonderful. she has the signature purple hair on. it is on you tube since monday.
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300,000 views since 1:00 in morning. >> the voice is adorable. >> look at her. >> beautiful. >> check this out. guys with the soccer balls back and forth, all kinds of tricks. >> okay. i think this guy might be the greatest of all time. he's named zorro from the moscow state circus. he struggled three balls and kicking a ball between his feet while bouncing on a ball broke his own record. of 36. that is crazy. >> polka time. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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good morning, i'm john muller. >> i'm diana perez. this morning on "world news now," donald sterling's denial. new recordings of the embattled -- it's unclear who he was talking to and who leaked that tape to radar online. >> a mesa, arizona couple is calling for an inspection at their local mcdonald's saying a razor blade was found. no one was hurt. >> the nfl draft, jadeveon clowney was selected first overall by the houston, texans. quarterback johnny manziel had to wait until the 22nd pick until he was selected by the cleveland browns. >> apple reported to buy dr. dre
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beats for more than $3 billion. it would include the headphones and a new streaming deal. it could be as early as next week. those are some of our top stories on friday, may 9th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." with john muller and diana perez. good friday morning everybody. we're going to begin with the growing outrage over the treatment of men and women who fought for our country. >> the government ordered a review of every veterans hospitals after reports that patients were dying after receiving long care. more from jim avila. >> the epicenter of the scandal. phoenix, arizona. as many as 40 veterans died at this v.a. hospital while waiting up to 21 months to see a doctor. >> they never came in. we never saw them. >> dr. sam foote retired from that hospital this year.
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not before exposing what he says is systematic fraud. dr. foote claims his superiors lied about the delays to qualify for bonuses. >> we realized that patients were dying because of it. that's the point where we said we can't take this anymore. >> purple heart winner ralph di castro died after waiting months for a specialist visit to diagnose the lump found in his neck after a routine checkup. he kept this journal documenting the calls he made for 15 months trying to schedule a v.a. visit that never came. >> i am a purple heart vietnam vet and should be receiving proper treatment. making calls -- >> it's not just phoenix. the office of veterans affairs is investigating 23 other deaths at 13 v.a. hospitals nationwide. it will conduct a face to face visit with every clinic at every v.a. hospital to get to the
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bottom of the scandal. >> why the hell can't our government and the v.a. do this for our fighting soldiers that have given their arms, their sight, legs and their life for this country? it failed them and it's still failing thousands of them. >> he was brought to the job to fix the chronic delays at the v.a. and now he's resisting calls for him to resign because of it. jim avila, abc news, washington. it's outrageous. >> another congressional investigation of the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. republicans in the house voted yesterday to form a committee to look into the assault. they claim the white house is not being truthful about the attack. democrats are saying the latest investigation is an election year ploy. showing support for the hundreds of girls still miss not guilty nigeria. some were able to escape and are speaking about the terrifying
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experience. others have told abc news they live in constant fear. >> do you feel scared. >> i feel scared but one day everybody died. >> more u.s. officials are on the ground to help in the search. secretary of state john kerry says washington is going to do everything possible to get the menace boko haram. a handful of educators are in big trouble because they allegedly helped students cheat on standardized tests. they're accused of perpetuating a culture of cheating. as molly hunter reports, they're far from being alone. it was so rampant at cayuga elementary school, there were instructions over the loud speaker. >> we were told not to plagiarize, lie, steal and it's
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the exact opposite of what they're supposed to teach these kids. >> on thursday, that principal and four teachers turned themselves in facing criminal charges, accused of cheating on the state standardized tests. it's happening from coast to coast. last month in nevada at the mac kelly elementary school, suspicions of tampering put three teachers on leave and scores were nullified. last year in atlanta, 35 educators from 44 schools were indicted, found meeting up on the weekends to change their students' test scores. >> there is no place for cheating when it comes to educating children. we do not condone it. >> in philadelphia, rumors of cheating back in 2011 sparked this investigation of 50 district schools. 59 current and former employees were named suspicious and outright cheating was found at 13 schools. >> that's unfortunate, especially for the kids. they're kind of cheated too.
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>> at the center of the scandal, the former principal, evelyn cortez. the grand jury says she looked over students' shoulders and told them when to change answers. this crackdown has -- in the fourth grade alone, reading and math scores are both down 60%. all five defendants have been put on leave with pay. in philadelphia, 15 active or former educators have been disciplined. john and diana, with a teacher and school's success so closely tied to tests, experts warn we've only hit the tip of the iceberg. john, diana. >> that is really hard to believe. they claim some of them are outrageous. they claim to bring them home to familiarize themselves with the tests. >> if they don't reach them, everybody can get in trouble. people can lose their jobs. i can understand why they felt they had to do something like this. but come on, you're just hurting
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the kids. by the way, the principal there, evelyn cortez, accused of reprimanding students and teachers who declined to teach. so not only was she cheating, she was reprimanding the people trying to be honest. >> that's why they said it was a culture. >> terrible. moving on to this. more nfl dreams come true when the league holds the second and third round of the draft. the overall number one pick, the texans selected jadeveon clowney from the university of south carolina. quarterback johnny man zeziel h to sit around longer than expected with the 22nd overall pick. michael sam who came out weeks before the draft wasn't picked in the first round but has signed an endorsement had deal with visa. to judge him with his play on the field not off of it. he's meant to inspire to reach
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people to reach their own goals and aspirations. the kill switch bill, legislation that would require anti-theft technology on all new smartphones. the bill which failed on its first try is designed to deter cell phone theft by allowing owners to remotely disable their device. the wireless industry is against the bill but some have dropped their opposition. mexico is recovering from a powerful earthquake. the 6.4 quake rattled the capital and other inland areas. a bridge and a number of buildings were damaged. but there were no reports of any injuries. let's look at the weather. showers and thunderstorms from kentucky to tennessee all the way to the gulf coast. light rain in the northeast. going to be windy in parts of arizona and new mexico. >> chilly in the northwest from the northern rockies with highs in the 50s. new orleans, atlanta and d.c. in the mid-80s. close to 90 from the carolinas to florida. all right. you have likely seen the viral video in which a hamster is chowing down on a tiny burrito.
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we showed it on the show. the menu changed but the idea remains the same. >> in this one, the hamster is going italian and a rather small slice of pizza. after seeing this, it seemed like he enjoyed the burrito better than the slice, though. >> he looks like he's eating like a newman. the last one scarfed down the burrito. >> miniature glass of red wine, right? eventually, of course, the pizza gobbled up and that's -- uh-huh! anytime you want it. part of the air wick familiar favorites collection. also available in cinnabon classic cinnamon roll and baby magic clean baby. is it a bus? a bicycle? two chinchillas? a skateboard? fuzzy coconuts? it's a flower. air wick. the craft of fragrance.
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do you know what's in your wallet? it might be fake money. >> one of the best counterfeiters is sharing his secrets with abc chief investigative correspondent brian ross. >> reporter: the country is awash in fake money. >> it is frustrating. it costs us time and money. >> reporter: for the last four years, authorities have been quietly tracking a master counterfeiter who produced a fake $20 bill that's so good authorities say it's undetectable by the naked eye. >> this is really good, isn't it? >> very good. >> reporter: this is the man who says he did it. unabashedly admitting to abc news, something that could put him in prison for years. his name is frank bourassa. >> i'm the world's best counterfeiter right now. no one better than me. it's me. >> reporter: bourassa made it
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outside in a small town outside of montreal. he said it was relatively easy to copy many of the security features of the real 20s, using the u.s. secret service website as a roadmap. >> reporter: american currency not that hard to copy, you said? >> the easiest of them all. >> reporter: he said he found suppliers on the internet from europe to china that could provide the same security features and used a front company to trick this paper mill in germany to produce the currency paper made of cotton and linen, complete with andrew jackson watermarks. >> once this is done, the rest is nothing. >> reporter: millions of dollars worth of the fakes went out, he says before the mounties and the u.s. secret service finally moved in. >> this is gonna affect the americans and it was important to get this right away, get this off the street, get it off the market. >> reporter: but bourassa's counterfeit was so good, he was able to cut the deal of a lifetime for a criminal. in exchange for turning over
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boxes of the remaining fakes and plates and special paper, he spent only a month and a half in jail, and he says canada has agreed not to extradite him to the u.s. >> i'm safe. absolutely. they can't do nothing about that. >> reporter: so you beat the system completely. >> yeah, i did. >> reporter: authorities say millions of dollars worth of his fake 20s remain in circulation today, virtually undetectable. brian ross, abc news, montreal. >> you can see more of brian's report tonight on "20/20." >> 10:00 p.m. eastern, 9:00 central. i have a bunch of 20s. >> i'm so curious. >> take a look. i want them back, by the way. >> if they're fakes, you don't need them. >> all the stuff is on there. the andrew jackson watermark, the little line that goes across. apparently he said he did all of that on the internet. >> what blew my mind is he got a textile printing company to print up with an andrew jackson watermark in germany.
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don't you think the company would go, i doubt i should be printing this up right now with an american president on it. >> with every two inches. you need a watermark every two inches. wonder what this is going to become. very interesting stuff. i was taking notes, though. >> cough it up. let's go perez. >> really? it might be fake. >> you are on tv. >> i will get these back on commercial. the world record attempts that started on gma. >> going to be more fun to get them back. i'm getting them back. the a-listers wedding that make alcohol free. "the skinny" is next. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ skinny so skinny >> all right. we start the skinny with snooki thinking pink. >> the former party girl say she and her fiance are expecting a daughter. >> cute. >> that is mom and dominick in the video. she posted it on-line. >> snooki says she's so excited about having a little best friend to shop and do girly things with and said this will not be her last baby. >> snooki turning it around. >> wow. becoming a mama again. good for her. >> i agree. candid comments from jennifer lawrence this morning. she's giving her thoughts in her
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overwhelming -- about her overwhelming fame. >> lawrence tells "marie claire" magazine that nobody can stay beloved forever. the 23-year-old oscar winning star admits she's way too annoying and feels people will get sick of her. >> lawrence detailed her annoying flaws. she says she's hyper on the red carpet because she's been drinking and can't resist a photo bomb. >> nice honesty there. >> i know. >> hyper on the red carpet because i'm drinking. >> i'm drunk whatever you have to do to get through the red carpet. >> another jennifer now. jennifer aniston. her fiance is making a special request. he's pushing for a nonalcoholic wedding. that is to say, dry, no booze. >> sources tell radar on-line, he's on a health kick and eliminated alcohol from his life entirely and his hope is she will agree to ban the booze from their wedding. and hoping aniston will follow his lead by giving up drinking altogether. >> i don't know about this one. the source says justin doesn't like how she will easily down a
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bottle of wine without batting an eyelid. >> when it doms weddings, that's not the way you want to eliminate the booze. >> you are punishing your guests. >> sometimes weddings are like the red carpet. you need a little booze to get through it. >> not getting me on the dance floor if there is not a little lubrication. >> little lubrication to get the party going. >> not going to happen. you know what i'm saying? >> the wedding is not the place to do that. kim kardashian has posted a personal note on her blog about a big change that motherhood has brought her. after having baby north she is more fearful of racial discrimination. kim said she never gave racism much thought before and it was easier for her to believe it was someone else's battle. >> recently she has seen incidents that make her realize that racism is alive and wants a better world for her daughter. and she said the first step is to stop thinking it isn't her
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problem or an issue. on "good morning america" this morning, see the beginning of a world record attempt. country singer cutie hunter hayes performed the most ever concerts in multiple cities in 24-hour period. >> that's nonstop. >> gma, boston an hour later. how do you get there that fast, an hour. concerts throughout new england today, down the coast, asbury park, new jersey at 2am tomorrow morning and will finish in philly at 5:00 a.m. >> he's going in the opposite direction. >> i know. >> first he goes north and then double backs. >> he should be in boston and then new york and then jersey. >> by the way. his poor voice and as a performer what about the roadies who set this thing up. >> unless he is showing up and it is already is set up. celebrating birthdays today, piano man, billy joel is 65. >> actor candace bergen 68 from "murphy brown." >> country singer john corbett,
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after a day oh so taxing. ♪ [ click ] ♪ >> welcome back. it's friday. time to take stock of what we all lived through this week. >> some of the toughest moments the search for women kidnapped in nigeria and the racial comments that embroiled the nba but every once in a while, some treens smile. >> we will get him out. >> hope of finding our daughters lies in the hands of the government and the security men because on our own, we cannot do anything. >> it's criminal. it's an act of terrorism. and it really merits the fullest response possible. first and foremost from the government of nigeria. >> they are heros.
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i mean from braving a school, boko haram was trying to take revenge on the fact these girls wanted to do better for themselves. >> putin has successfully dismembered the ukraine by using special forces and intelligence agents to disrupt the ukraine. i fear there will be a civil war. >> hanging by the hair. all of the girls hanging by the hair and then it just falls to the ground an the big metal thing above them hits on top of them. >> do you think that donald sterling should apologize? >> absolutely. >> did you discuss this with him? >> yes. >> will he apologize? >> only god knows. >> there's that challenge of getting people to see me in a different light, to change the lens they are looking at me through. >> last month, a wonderful story, an american won the boston marathon for the first time in 30 years. [ applause ] which was inspiring and only
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fair since a kenyan has been president for the last six. >> oh, to be a fly on the wall or to be invited to the white house correspondents dinner. >> you weren't invited? nice surf and turf dinner. >> you had a good time? thank you for taking me as your date. >> next year. a special feature for our facebook fans. >> it is called "in case you missed it" features all of the highlights from the week. log on to wnnfans.com. you should have been here yesterday. you were home feeling under the weather. we had a james bond skit. you could have been a bond girl. >> my one opportunity to be a bond girl. how did you do as james bond? >> they said i did okay. it's on the website. check it out. wnnfans.com. >> that's where i am going to go to see it. hope you have a wonderful weekend and happy mother's day to all of you moms out there. >> happy mother's day. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades.
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here's the top headlines on "world news now." in a newly released recorded phone call, donald sterling says he's not a racist. and that he intends to fight to keep his team. it's unclear who he was talking to and who leaked that tape to radar on-line. a mesa, arizona couple is calling for inspection of their local mcdonald's saying a razor blade was in their child's happy meal. think blade was under a box of chicken nuggets. no one was hurt. at the nfl draft, the university of south carolina, clowney was selected by the houston texans. johnny manziel had to wait until the 22nd pick before he was selected by the cleveland browns. apple in talks to buy dr. dre's beats electronics for $3 billion. it would include the popular
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headphones and new streaming service. a deal could be announced early as next week. those are some of our top stories on this friday, may 9th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. good friday morning, everybody. made it through. we begin this half hour with the growing outrage over the treatment of men and women who fought for our country. >> the government ordered a review of every veteran's hospital after reports that patients were dying before receiving long delayed care. more now from abc's jim avila. >> reporter: the epicenter of the scandal. phoenix, arizona, where as many as 40 veterans died at this v.a. hospital while waiting up to 21 months to see a doctor. >> they never came in the door. we never saw them. >> reporter: dr. sam foote retired from the hospital this year but not before exposing
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what he says is systemic fraud that hid the long waits. dr. foote claims his superiors lied about the delays to qualify for bonuses. >> we realized that patients were dying because of it and we said we can't take this anymore. >> reporter: phoenix veteran and purple heart winner ralph mccastro died after waiting months for a specialist visit to diagnose the lump found on his neck after a routine checkup. he kept this journal, documenting the calls he made for 15 months, trying to schedule a v.a. visit that never came. >> i'm a purple heart vietnam vet and should be receiving proper treatment. making calls again to the phoenix v.a. >> reporter: it is not just phoenix. the office of veterans affairs is investigating 23 other deaths at 13 v.a. hospitals nationwide. the veterans administration announcing, it will conduct a face-to-face visit with every clinic at every v.a. hospital to get to the bottom of the scandal. >> why the hell can't our
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federal government and the v.a. do this for our fighting soldiers that have given their arms, their sight, their legs and their life for this country? they failed them and they are still failing thousands of them. >> reporter: secretary shinseki was brought to the job to fix the chronic delays at the v.a. and now he's resisting calls for him to resign because of this. jim avila, abc news, washington. >> that's just outrageous. another congressional investigation of the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. republicans in the house voted yesterday to form a committee to look in to the assault. the eighth probe now about benghazi. they claim the white house is not being truthful about the attacks. democrats are saying it's an election year ploy. hundreds of girls missing still in nigeria. some who were able to escape are speaking about the terrifying experience and other girls said they live in constant fear.
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>> we are afraid. we think maybe one day they will come to our doorsteps. >> reporter: do you feel scared? >> i feel very scared because everybody is scared to die but i know one day everybody will die. >> reporter: more u.s. officials are on the ground to help in the search. secretary of state john kerry says that washington is going to do everything possible to counter the menace of boko haram. that's the extremist group responsible for the kidnapping. now to philadelphia, where handful of educators are in big trouble all because they allegedly helped students to cheat on standardized tests. they are accused of quote perpetuating cheating. molly hunter reports they are far from being alone. >> reporter: the culture of cheating was so rampant the principal gave instructions over the loud speaker. >> we are taught from the beginning not to cheat, plagiarize, lie, steal and it's the opposite of what they are
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supposed to teach these kids. >> reporter: on thursday, that principal and four teachers turned themselves in, facing criminal charges accused of cheating on the state standardized test and it is happening coast to coast. just last month in nevada at the matt kelly elementary school. suspicions of test tampering put three educators on leave and the test scores for 2012 were nullified. last year in atlanta, 35 educators from 44 schools indict found meeting up on weekends to change students test scores. >> there's no place for cheating when it comes to educating children. we do not condone it. will not support it. >> reporter: in philadelphia, rumors of cheating back in 2011 sparked this investigation of 50 district schools. 69 current and former employees were named suspicious and outright cheating found at 13 schools. >> it's unfortunate especially for the kids because they are cheated too. >> reporter: at the center of the scandal at cayuga, evelyn
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cortez, the former principal. the grand jury says she looked over students shoulders during tests and told them when to change answers. since think district crackdown, test scores have plummeted. in fourth grade alone, reading and math scores are down 60%. all five defendants have been put on leave with pay. in philadelphia, 15 active or former educators in the district have been disciplined in some way. john and diana, with a teacher and school's success so closely tied to these standardized tests, experts warn we have only hit the tip of the iceberg. john, diana. >> that's hard to believe. the claims some are pretty outrageous. teachers encouraged to bring exams home to familiarize themselves with the tests. >> there are certain benchmarks the schools have to reach and if they don't reach them, everyone gets in trouble. teachers can lose their jobs, principals can lose their jobs. i can understand why they may have felt they had to do something like this but come on you are hurting the kids when
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you do things like that. >> by the way, the principal there, evelyn cortez, she's accused of reprimanding students and teachers who declined to cheat. not only was she cheating but reprimanded the people that were trying to be honest. >> i guess that's why they say it was a culture. >> that's terrible. moving on to this now. more nfl dreams will come true when they hold the second an third rounds of the draft. with the overall number one pick last night, the texans selected jadeveon clowney from the university of south carolina. quarterback johnny manziel had to sit around longer than expected and selected by the cleveland browns with the 22nd overall pick. michael sam who came out before the draft wasn't picked in last night's first round but signed his first endorsement deal with visa. the ad features sam's voice urging people to judge him for his play on the field, not off of it. visa says sam's story fits the everywhere campaign, which is meant to inspire people to reach their own goals and
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aspirations. the california senate approved a so-called kill switch bill. legislation that would require anti-theft technology on all new smartphones. the bill, which failed on the first try, is designed to deter cell phone threats by allowing owners to remotely disable the device if it is lost or stolen. the wireless industry is against the bill, but some big companies have dropped opposition. mexico is recovering from a earthquake that sent panicked residents running to the streets. the 6.4 quake rattled the capital and other inland areas. a bridge and number of buildings were damaged but no reports of injuries. look at the weather. showers and thunderstorms from kentucky to tennessee all the way to the gulf coast. light rain in the northeast. windy in parts of arizona and new mexico. >> a chilly day in the northwest to the northern rockies with highs in the 50s. new orleans, atlanta and d.c. in the mid-80s and it will be close to 90 from the carolinas to florida. >> all right. you have likely seen a viral video in which a hamster is chowing down on a tiny burrito.
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we showed it on the show. it's awesome. the menu changed but the idea remains the same. >> this one, the hamster is going italian and a rather small slice of pizza. after seeing this it sure seemed he enjoyed the burrito more than the slice. >> he is dainty with the pizza eating it like a human. the last one scarfed down the burrito in two bites. he's taking his time. he needs a miniature glass of red wine with the pizza. the pizza is eventually gobbled up and that's what we love here on "world news now" a hamster that can munch. >> very nice. what a cutie pie. >> a little espresso. >> i don't know if the wine will go well with the mug he has there. >> better get on the wheel. he is getting a little chubby there. >> too cute. coming up, diet food delivered right to your door. we will look at a service that can help you stick to your plan. but first the wiz kids that are putting us all to shame. meet the young people who are ahead of the class. you are watching "world news now." ♪ four times four is 40
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>> reporter: chances are you have never met any kid like this. >> if 25 to the x of -- >> six. >> six is the correct answer. >> reporter: they call them mathletes and they are the best of the best. >> for r -- >> alex. >> five over 12. >> five over 12 is the correct answer. >> 56 teams from every state and territory competing tomorrow for the top prize at the math counts national competition in orlando. >> what is the value -- franklin. >> 50. >> 50 is the correct answer. >> everyone's really shocked how they got the answer so quickly. it comes with a lot of practice. >> reporter: these math all stars are talking to us. michelle shen, 14, indiana, david ma, is 14, massachusetts. harshita gogineni. 13. last minute prepping. josh from massachusetts coached last year's champion. >> i treat it like a sport.
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my team will practice, seven, eight, nine hours a week. >> an they say there is hope for all of us. >> figure out what you did wrong and learn a new way to do it. >> reporter: with that, i took on the mathletes on the big stage. >> the length of a one piece is four inches more than twice the length of the shorter piece -- >> david. >> 11 inches. >> 11 inches is the correct answer. >> reporter: my final score, perfect zero. like they told me, don't give up. >> takes a little effort and you can do well. >> reporter: a little effort. she's so modest. gio benitez, abc news, orlando, florida. >> darn, i wish we had the question -- four inches long, four -- do you remember the rest of it? >> i'm doing it here. see if you got it right. i'm not coming up with 11. >> no. >> there are 144,000 kids from all 50 states and u.s. territories who participate in the math counts every year. popular stuff.
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>> i will try to pronounce what they're doing. the subjects are geometry and combinetorics and algebra. >> can't do it. >> how i am supposed to do if i don't know how to say the word? >> the competitions take three hours, four rounds. three hours of this stuff. >> that's a lot. i have a conspiracy theory about everything. my conspiracy theory is they are memorizing the answers, right? >> might be some of that. like they recognize the question. >> they recognize the question. i'm not sure. >> they recognize the question and know it without having to do it and i want to host the show because you don't have to do any work because you can't get through the question they already know the answer. had did you notice the guy. >> easiest job in the world. >> the question is -- [ buzzing ] >> american person's name. >> you and you. and the winner is -- they get cash scholarships, by the way, including full tuition to the top finishers at the state level. great incentive there. >> what do i have to do to get
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my kids to be that smart? what kind of programs and thing that i get them interest in whether they want to be math whizzes. >> i don't know. we wound up here. i don't think there are too many people in our businesses who are math whizzes. >> are you saying my children don't have a chance because i'm their mother? >> no, i'm not saying that at all. they are regular einsteins i'm sure. coming up, a diet right to your doorstep. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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>> all right. here's the big question, how much did you lose? >> i lost almost five pounds. >> pretty good. >> i cheated a little bit. >> even with cheating. >> i'm not encouraging cheating, anyone but a little bit. >> five pounds is great. >> sacrificed one of your tasty meals to bring to us. >> i did. this is chicken pomodoro. i'll be interested to see what you think. >> have we figured out what is in it? >> string beans and. eggplant on the side. >> not bad at all. >> all right. >> let me see if i can give this bad boy a try, too. out of the microwave. >> out of the microwave three to four minutes for each meal. you can't beat the convenience. >> it is not pepperoni pizza but you are not going to lose weight. and if you need to lose five pounds -- >> this is what you do. >> not a bad at all. >> travel and lifestyle editor genevieve shaw brown we thank you for coming in. more news after this.
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♪ it's friday and time for "insomniac theater." this morning, two comedies a lot of people are eager to see and both with a dad at the center of the conflict. >> first is "neighbors," a movie about a young dad and his wife see the moving van arrive in a suburban neighborhood and a fraternity moves in next door. love the premise. it is set up for trouble the tension starts from the moment the couple makes the acquaintance of the frat president. played by zac efron. >> stella. >> stella. >> so cute. >> best name ever. are you kidding. >> she's a little flirt. >> like her mom, i bet. cool. >> awkward moment.
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it could be a frat house comedy and there's enough of that. but also about the seth rogen character trying to grow up and the critics mostly like the movie. "usa today" claudia says it is the animal house for an era where food fights seem quaint. and seattle times says it is actually endearing. pretty good premise. >> sounds like something i want to see. coming up next -- speaking of food fights an indy film who plays the title role alongside an a-list cast. at first we see chef karl headlining a fancy restaurant. the controlling owner is played by dustin hoffman. when he runs in to a creative conflict with the boss he quits and finds himself in miami where he launches a food truck with the help of his ex-wife played by sofia vergara and his son and that's when he had to get creative. >> you a cook now. >> i'm a line cook. >> he's a line cook. >> be careful.
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i will have him home in time for school. >> looks like you are having so much fun. >> give me one second. did you know your son can work a grill? i had beer. >> what did he say? >> he said he misses you. >> "chef" also features scarlett johansson, amy sedaris, robert downey jr., great cast. critics are having fun writing food puns to their reviews. christine izzo wrote there is family friendly fluff sure but this dish has considerable bite. "usa today" scott has this advice don't fill up on concessions. if you catch "chef," you are going to want to eat afterward even with a full belly of popcorn. >> looks good. >> i want to see them both. one because of a laugh and the other made food look so good. my goodness. >> that's our news for this half hour. follow us on facebook at wnnfans.com. half hour. follow us on facebook at wnnfans.com.
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this morning on "world news now," the storms hit fast and furious and they are on the move. millions more in their path today. plus -- >> it's especially important to us. we want everyone to see it. muslims, non-muslims, anyone and everyone. >> fraternity and faith. the college students who started their own fraternity for muslims only. the principles that guide them and how they are reaching out to share their brotherhood. also this morning -- >> doesn't make sense why you would charge me one price and another person another price. >> when you shop on-line you give up more than your credit card information. do some stores stick you with a higher price than the next person? the investigation on this friday, may 9th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. good friday morning, everyone.
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we begin with the powerful storm system on the move after pounding parts of the nation's mid section. >> it brought strong winds and tornados to the dallas area and knocked out power to thousands and further north even hail and snow. abc's alex perez has more. >> reporter: high winds tearing up homes. sirens sounding the alarm in dallas. near that city, a dramatic rescue. it took two hours to save five boys from raging waters. the boys are exhausted but okay. >> let's go, let's go. >> reporter: at least seven tornados were reported, including this ominous the dust-filled land spout churning across the high plains of colorado. >> careful for that barn. >> reporter: along with tornados up to baseball-sized hail, battering the oklahoma landscape. in kansas pummelling homes. winds there 90 miles an hour, derailing a train north of wichita. >> i was shocked it was strong enough to blow the train. >> we are making our way from minneapolis to mankato right now and the storm is bringing heavy downpour.
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i want to show you what the roads look like. the visibility is so bad, we may have to pull over. 200 reports of severe weather and counting. at salt lake city's airport, 11 planes inspected after struck by lightning. many of them as the planes were landing, terrifying passengers. it's rare for so many planes to be struck at the same time. experts say every single commercial plane in the u.s. is hit by lightning at least once a year and planes are protected. when lightning strikes a plane, the outer aluminum skin absorbs the charge. it is conducted harmlessly around and out the plane. and then there's the snow. it looks like a winter wonderland in south dakota dusting trees and firewood. the weather is nowhere near being done. another system is moving from little rock to indianapolis. alex perez, mankato, minnesota. republican lawmakers have pushed through an investigation on the deadly attack in
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benghazi. this will be the eighth time congress has looked into the attack. gop lawmakers say the white house is still hiding information. the democrats say it is an election year ploy. the search for more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped nigeria has been stepped up. some of the girls who managed to evade capture have been describing what happened when islamic extremist broke in to their school nearly a month ago. we have more from nigeria. >> reporter: with the world watching, goodluck jonathon is under so much pressure. >> i believe that the kidnap of these girls will be the beginning of the end of terror in nigeria. >> reporter: there is evidence the violent tactics are winning. girls who escaped the mass kidnapping, their faces blurred, describe the terrifying ordeal. they were told if you run, we will kill you all. in the dusty yard of this school it is marching practice. the children turn out with
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pride, despite the danger. >> we are afraid. we think one day they will come to our doorsteps. >> do you feel scared? >> i feel very scared because everybody is scared to die, but i know one day everybody will die. >> reporter: lydia is 15 years old, loves school and speaking her mind. but the terror group has made it clear, girls have no place in the classroom. it is peaceful now but days ago a bomb tore through their town, killing 20 people. a month ago, boko haram attacked killing 70. for these children, the threat is very real. they have seen so much bloodshed. every time there's a burst of loud noise near this school -- >> reaction of like panic and fear. that's even common not just with the kids, even adults would be. >> of course. certainly. >> they may be afraid but defiant, standing by the kidnapped girls. >> girls are just like us.
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we too are girls and feel their pains. anything they are feeling we also feel too. >> reporter: there is solidarity but the missing girls need much more than that. hammish mcdonald, abc news, nigeria. >> separatists in ukraine. calling for vladimir putin to put off -- they say the succession vote will be held as planned. the intersim government is calling it illegal and continuing its fight against armed separatists who seized government buildings in more than a dozen cities. new details about the deadly fire that destroyed a tampa mansion owned by former tennis pro james blake. four people were shot before the million dollar home went up in flames. they are believed to be darin and kimberly campbell and their two teenage children. it may have been a murder-suicide. campbell purchased $650 of
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fireworks on sunday that were found throughout the house. new information on the boston terror bombing suspect as aid he laid in the hospital riddled with gunshot wounds. they say he was clinging to life after his arrest. they say that he begged forrest during the 36 hours of questioning. his jaw was wired shut and had to write his answers down on a notebook. plenty of questions about a new recording about disgraced l.a. clippers owner, donald sterling. a phone call leaked to radar on-line. no word who leaked it. one thing is clear, sterling, he wants to defend himself against a charge that resulted in his lifetime ban from the nba. >> you think i have anything the world but love for everybody? you don't think that. you know i'm not a racist. how can you be in this business and be a racist? do you think i tell the coach to get white players or to get the best player he can get. >> reporter: sterling made it clear he's not giving up the
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clippers without a fight saying no one can be forced to sell property in america and said he respects magic johnson whose picture with v. stiviano is part of what started the scandal. >> by the way his estranged wife came out to say she wants to retain 50% of the team, which apparently she owns through the estate. and doc rivers has come out to say -- the coach of the los angeles clippers, that would be extremely uncomfortable if she decided to do that and it went through. >> really would, right. >> it would be very uncomfortable because they are not divorced yet so he would still be the owner by way of his marriage. >> i'm sure a lot of people are rooting for that clean break. >> i think so. >> turn the page. moving on to this. more nfl dreams will come true tonight when the league holds the second and third rounds of the draft. with the overall number one pick in the draft last night, the houston texans selected defensive end jadeveon clowney from the university of south carolina. after getting his jersey and hat, clowney spoke about the past and the future.
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>> i grew up the hard way. a lot of people said i would never be nothing. i said i am going to be something one day. i kept telling myself, i'm going to do something great for my family and now i'm in the nfl, heading hopefully to be a hall of famer one day. >> look at him now. >> manziel sat around longer than he was expected to. he was selected by the cleveland browns with a 22nd overall pick. johnny football, huh. >> number 22. that is surprising. a standoff like we have never seen before. this happened in a backyard in new hampshire. >> a homeowner caught a large black bear in the backyard making its way to the bird feeder in the tree. an easy meal to be had there, you would think so. not so fast. >> the family's bull dog ran out in to the yard. they put a stop to the bear. he doesn't seem to know what to do. so eventually, check that out. he runs back in the woods. brave bulldogs. >> wow.
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you know what, i don't know who i feel more sorry for in that situation. i feel a little bad for the bear. >> wanted some seeds and nuts. >> now these two dogs. >> really cornered him. >> they are like what's up, buddy? what's up right now? what are you going to do? he's like i don't want any part of this. >> funny how the dogs -- it was just a big bluff. everybody is like -- eh -- >> hit the road, jack. >> bear shows this much weakness. >> they were kind of big dogs, too. they weren't going to do anything to you. like we're going to show you who is boss. >> they should get a doggy treat for that. >> i think so too. an unlikely brotherhood. how a group of young muslims started a group to play and pray. one product, many different prices. why the same company can charge you more than your neighbor. you are watching "world news now." ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by
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fraternity is the first muslim one. reporter, bradley blackburn of network fusion has our story. >> reporter: it's a crisp fall night in texas and a group of guys is building a campfire. these men are brothers. >> got marshmallows. >> reporter: bound together by their fraternity, their faith and their mission. >> if we do well enough, if our faith is strong enough, both in ourselves and our -- if we put in the word, i think -- >> reporter: these are the brothers of alpha lambda mu. think the first muslim fraternity in america. here at u.t. dallas. >> i think it is the right time and place for it. it started as a joke. we were talking at waffle house over waffles, chicken, coffee. >> your family is from pakistan? >> yes. >> he is a freshman. he rushed last fall.
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>> do you think of joining a traditional fraternity. >> i wasn't interested in anything like that because of the drinking and partying. >> reporter: they may not drink but otherwise they are like any other frat, doing charity work posts pranks to you-tube. >> when i hit somebody in the nuts i start my prayer to save myself from getting hit. >> reporter: the fraternity is as much for the outside world as it is for members to combat stereotypes with everyday reality. so they've allowed a documentary crew to follow them in their first year, shooting hoops and going to meetings. praying together and playing dodge ball. sharing their story because you are an easy target when you are a young muslim man in america. >> people that came out and said this is just a place where you are kind of getting ready for another terrorist plot or something like that. >> reporter: this these men are the filmmakers.
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they're starting up a kick-start campaign to fund their project to get funds to start the project. >> we desire to represent them honestly. they desire to show us who they are. they have really opened up their lives and haven't withheld anything. at a first glance you say they are all the same faith. so they are all alike. but it's really much more complex than that. >> coming out with a documentary is especially important for us and we want everybody to see it. muslims, non muslims. everyone. why not show who we are by our actions, by what we do, by our values. we have a home here. it makes us feel we have a home. >> reporter: what started in dallas is growing quickly. the fraternity has chapters at cornell and uc san diego with more on the way. the full documentary will be released next year. for "world news now" i'm bradley blackburn of fusion. >> thank you. by the way, muslim students associations have existed since 1963. but this appears to be one of the first fraternities
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given college students a way to go. >> they swear off alcohol and premarital sex. >> instead of the red solo cups which is the tell-all when you look at fraternities, they have the red caps they're using instead. that's their symbol and what they are using instead. interesting stuff. coming up, the secret to on-line shopping. why do retailers charge you more than your neighbor for the same thing? the slippery new way of pricing. ahead in the next half hour, confessions of a master counterfeiter. how did he get away with it? and could some of his fakes be in your wallet? you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our let's face it, most people don't know how to choose a new dentist. that's where we come in. we've helped over 8 million people find the right dentist, and we can do the same for you. call 1-800-dentist today. ♪
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by now you probably know when you buy an airline ticket you could pay a widely different price than the person in the seat next to you. >> it is called dynamic pricing and you should know that it might be happening when you shop on-line for any kind of item. rebecca jarvis explains. >> reporter: on-line, the marketers are changing the price in a flash to capitalize on how much they think you are willing to pay. >> we are looking under the hood. you can see -- you could see the value. >> reporter: we discovered they are putting you in to consumer categories with names like shopping addicts, frugal folks, high spenders and using some of the data to offer you the price they think pay. they gauge it by where you live and what you buy and estimate how much money you make. all information collected from your history on the internet. we decided to put it to the
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test. two world news producers, one pack of pens on staples.com. the price on her computer. >> 15.19. >> and 13.79. >> that's more than dollar less. take a look at this, "world news" viewers getting different prices for the same pens. >> the price of these pens is 13.09. >> $15.19 in california. >> reporter: the companies admit it is happening. staples tells us if you find lower price they will match it. >> it is a pretty wide web. i think a lot of consumers would be surprised to see this going on. >> i don't think this is fair. >> it doesn't make sense to me why you would charge me one price and someone else another price. >> i can't believe a big company would do it. >> there's no transparency, right. you have no idea this is going on in the background. >> reporter: be aware that you may be targeted as a working
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class, soccer mom, fashionista, bookworm. rebecca jarvis, abc news. >> that's remarkable. >> i'm not a fan of that. >> is there a way to manipulate the system and have an on-line persona that is really cheap. >> that's the only way they charge you. i don't think that is fair at all. >> i want to know who am i? i'm a mom, i'm -- you live in the northeast. you do okay. i'm sure you are paying the $14 for the pens. >> how do i get to be a frugal spender or something? >> i know. how do you do it? >> kind of weird. >> business changes are based on algorithms. they take into account supply and demand as well as who you are. when you mention algorithms, i check out. >> apparently there are some strategies you can employ in order to be on the right side of the price. you can know what the consumer algorithms are. there goes that. also, you can be very vocal. apparently price matching happens more than you think. you have to say can you give it
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air wick. the craft of fragrance. time for "the mix." we want to introduce you to a 5-year-old cancer survivor whose make a wish foundation is starring in a katy perry music video "roar." it is simply incredible. last year she was diagnosed with stage four cancer. during the time she was receiving treatment she found inspiration and comfort in the songs of katy perry and said it was the lyrics of "roar" that inspired her to push through the pain. take a listen to this. ♪ roar ♪ >> it is a full experience. she was in a limo. she has the paparazzi there, signing autographs. she has the signature purple hair on. it is on you tube since monday.
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nearly 300,000 views since 1:00 this morning. >> the voice is adorable. >> look at her. >> beautiful. >> check this out. guys with the soccer balls back and forth, all kinds of tricks. >> okay. >> this guy, i think we can agree might be the greatest of all time. his named zoro from the moscow state circus. he just set a record. breaking his own record. he juggled three balls and chicking them back and forth while bouncing on a ball broke his own record. that is crazy. >> polka time. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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this morning on "world news now," donald sterling's denial. new recordings of the embattled clippers owner reveal his reaction to being banned for life. plus, a new study that reveals how much dyes and foods that kids like to eat. we'll tell you which products contain the most and what that can do to a child's behavior. counterfeit confessions. one on one with the man who says he makes the best fake money in the world. $20 bills that could be in your wallet. ahead in the skinny, could jennifer aniston have an alcohol-free wedding? a report that says her soon to be husband is urging her to cut back on her drinking. it is friday, may 9th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. happy friday. we made it to friday. it's always a celebration around here when we make it to friday.
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big time. >> tgif, everybody. >> all right. let's get started. we begin with the ownership whirlwind surrounding the l.a. clippers. the wife of disgraced owner donald sterling is making it clear she wants to retain her 50% stake in the club. >> that brings new questions of another recording of a conversation involving donald sterling. abc's ryan smith has the details. >> reporter: this is l.a. clippers owner donald sterling playing defense. >> you think i have anything in the world but love for everybody? you don't think that. you know i'm not a racist. >> reporter: his first extended comment since that racist rant to v. stiviano earned him a lifetime ban from the nba. >> it bother mess a lot if you want to broadcast that you are associating with black people. >> reporter: in this new tape a recorded phone call with an unnamed friend, leaked to radar on-line, he points to his background and religion as proof he's not prejudice. >> i got out of east l.a. i was the president of the high
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school there. i mean, i'm a jew. 50% of the people there were black and 40% were hispanic. >> reporter: sterling telling his friend there's no way race clouds his judgment. >> how can you be in this business and be a racist? do you think i tell the coach to get white players? or to get the best player he can get. >> reporter: sterling makes one thing clear, he's not giving up his team without a fight. >> you can't force someone to sell property in america. >> reporter: but sterling's own wife making sure she's not forgotten in all of this. her attorney says she is a co-owner with every right to keep it that way. from the nba no comment on this as basketball owners decide whether to vote donald sterling out. ryan smith, abc news, new york. >> we're hearing from some of the girls who managed to escape after kidnapped from the terror group in nigeria.
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they and burned the school down. one girl said in a video obtained by the bbc. she described how she ran and ran until she found refuge at a house. more u.s. help is joining the search for the girls who were not able to escape. back here at home, they are cleaning up across the midwest after severe weather moved through. this is the damage in wichita, kansas, there and it could be more dangerous weather on the way today. we are joined now with more. >> reporter: there have been nearly 200 reports of severe weather in the last 24 hours, and it's not over yet. today that system shifts east putting communities from little rock to indianapolis on high alert. residents scramble to safety in dallas as high winds tore up homes. orders to shelter in place coming just hours after this dramatic two-hour rescue. crews rushing to save five boys from raging creek water. >> let's go, let's go. >> reporter: across the high plains of colorado, five tornados reported in just 24
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hours. >> wow! >> reporter: this dramatic video of a twister captured east of denver in the city of akron. communities that escaped the tornados were hit with golf ball-sized hail. the chunks of ice piling up to three inches in areas, driven by 70 mile an hour winds. in kansas, powerful winds and severe thunderstorms caused this train to derail north of wichita. nearly three dozen cars knocked off the tracks by 90 mile an hour winds, though nobody was injured. >> i came across the snapped power poles and power lines down but i didn't think it was strong enough to bring a train over until i saw it on its side. >> reporter: the latest round of severe weather is one week after a powerful tornado killed 15 people in arkansas. on wednesday, president obama witnessed the devastation firsthand in the town of vilonia, one of the hardest hit. >> your country will be here for you. we will support you every step of the way. you are in our thoughts and prayers.
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>> reporter: the salt lake city airport says 11 planes were struck by lightning, terrifying passengers. experts say commercial planes are built to absorb that charge, but it's rare for so many to be struck in one day. john and diana? >> thank you. a family near phoenix is demanding answers after a razor blade was found in their toddler's happy meal. melissa gonzalez says the razor blade was at the bottom of the mcdonald's box under her daughter's chicken nuggets and fries. the girl's grandmother decided to sort out the food first and she spotted the blade before anyone was hurt. but her parents are livid. >> i want it shut down and inspected. i want the results showing what the inspection said. everything. i want to know you are taking it seriously. >> i don't want it to happen to my kids or anyone else's kids. >> the only proof the family has is a picture they took after the incident. they say when they took the box to mcdonald's the worker apologized and walked away with it. >> it is not clear if the razor
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blade fell in by accident or a deliberate act. >> the family said it took a regional office four days to get back to them. >> that's right. >> the manager promised the mcdonald's will be inspected. as far as being shut down completely, there's no word of that. >> yikes. >> yikes indeed. >> you have to wonder whether or not this has something to do with the razor blades found at the playgrounds. police inspecting the first incident said there might be copycats out there. so be careful and inspect everything. this may having something to do with it. let's talk about the ringling brothers and barnum and became i circus. they have opened in connecticut four days after the accident rhode island. seven acrobats are still in the hospital after they plunged to the floor. the huge chandelier stunt which performers hang from their hair by a suspended apparatus will not be performed. a study shows that kids consume higher level of dyes than may be good for their behavior. some examples from the food police captain crunch cereal, 41 milligrams of dye.
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trix more than 36 milligrams. craft mag roan i and cheese, almost 18. the amount of dyes needed to trigger a change in behavior is unclear. apple is said to be in talks to buy beats electronics co-founded by dr. dre. the reported $3.2 billion deal would be apple's biggest acquisition ever and include the beats music streaming service, a deal could be announced as early a next week. one time watchers of "world news now" have shown you plenty of weird things that happened on russian roads but not two russian roads. that's where this video comes in. watch the big sinkhole. >> oh, no. >> oh, my goodness. i'm waiting for it too. i haven't seen it. >> opens in the middle of traffic. >> 21 feet across. luckily, no cars fell in. it's believed the ground gave way after erosion from a storm. >> oh, my gosh. imagine being the guy trying to get out of there. you are yelling at everyone can you inch up a little bit. >> i imagine someone is yelling on their horn saying get out of
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here in russian. however you say that in russia. here's a look at your weather on this friday. heavy rain in illinois and indiana. to the mid-mississippi valley. slight risk of tornados. scattered rain in the northeast. partly sunny in denver. >> warm day across the southeast with temperatures close to 90 from the carolinas to florida. mid-70s for chicago and detroit. phoenix and dallas the hot spots on the map at 91 degrees. here's some remarkable video out of dana point, california with a camera on a small drone. >> that's what is called a mega pod of dolphins. they are on a sort of stampede making for an incredible scene here in the pacific ocean. amazing. >> the guy who launched the drone said it is the most beautiful compelling video he has put together. southern california has the greatest density of dolphins in the world. i didn't know that. did you? >> i did not. that is simply incredible. imagine what it looks like underwater. wow, oh, wow. >> that's good use for a drone. maybe someday the world will have drones that take pictures of dolphins. >> i like that idea.
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coming up -- "the skinny" the surprising admission from jennifer lawrence. and confessions of a counterfeiter. meet the man who says he's the best in the world at making fake money. we will show you his handiwork and see if you can tell the difference. you're watching "world news now." ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by air wick scented oils. you by airwick scented oils. the comforting scent of snuggle fresh linen you love, again, he's sitting in my chair. uh-huh! anytime you want it. part of the air wick familiar favorites collection. also available in cinnabon classic cinnamon roll and baby magic clean baby. is it a bus? a bicycle? two chinchillas? a skateboard? fuzzy coconuts? it's a flower. air wick. the craft of fragrance.
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♪ easy money do you know what's in your wallet? it might be fake money. >> one of the best counterfeiters in the world is a free man and is sharing his secrets with abc chief investigative correspondent brian ross. >> reporter: the country is awash in fake money. >> it is frustrating. it costs us time and money. >> reporter: for the last four years, authorities have been quietly tracking a master counterfeiter who produced a fake $20 bill that's so good authorities say it's undetectable by the naked eye. >> this is really good, isn't it? >> very good. >> reporter: this is the man who says he did it. unabashedly admitting to abc news, something that could put him in prison for years. his name is frank bourassa. >> i'm the world's best counterfeiter right now. no one better than me. it's me. >> reporter: bourassa made it
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in a small town in canada, outside in a small town outside of montreal. he said it was relatively easy to copy many of the security features of the real 20s, using the secret service website as a roadmap. >> reporter: american currency not that hard to counterfeit, you said? >> the easiest of them all. >> reporter: he said he found suppliers on the internet from europe to china that could provide the same security features and used a front company to trick this paper mill in germany to produce the currency paper made of cotton and linen, complete with andrew jackson watermarks. >> once this is done, the rest is nothing. >> reporter: millions of dollars worth of the fakes went out, he says before the mounties and the u.s. secret service finally moved in. >> this is gonna affect the americans and it was important to get this right away, get this off the street, get it off the market. >> reporter: but bourassa's counterfeit was so good, he was able to cut the deal of a lifetime for a criminal.
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in exchange for turning over boxes of the remaining fakes and plates and special paper, he spent only a month and a half in jail, and he says canada has agreed not to extradite him to the u.s. >> i'm safe. absolutely. they can't do nothing about that. >> reporter: so you beat the system completely. >> yeah, i did. >> reporter: authorities say millions of dollars worth of his fake 20s remain in circulation today, virtually undetectable. brian ross, abc news, montreal. >> you can see more of brian's report tonight on "20/20." >> 10:00 p.m. eastern, 9:00 central. i have a bunch of 20s. >> i'm so curious. >> take a look. i want them back, by the way. >> if they are fakes, how would you know? >> all the stuff is on there. the andrew jackson watermark, the little line that goes across. apparently he said he did all of that on the internet. >> what blew my mind is he got a textile printing company to print up with an andrew jackson watermark in germany.
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don't you think the company would go, i doubt i should be printing this up right now with an american president on it. >> >> with every two inches. you need a watermark every two inches. wonder what this is going to become. very interesting stuff. i was taking notes, though. >> cough it up. let's go perez. >> really? it might be fake. >> you are on tv. doesn't really matter. >> i will get these back on commercial. i'm getting them back. the world record attempts that started on gma. >> not anymore. fun to get those back, by the way. i'm getting them back. the a-listers wedding that might be alcohol-free. "the skinny" is next. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ skinny so skinny >> all right. we start the skinny with snooki thinking pink. >> the former party girl say she and her fiance are expecting a daughter. >> cute. they already have a boy. that's mom holding him. >> that is mom and dominick in the video. she posted it on-line. >> snooki says she's so excited about having a little best friend to shop and do girly things with and said this will not be her last baby. >> snooki turning it around. >> wow. becoming a mama again. good for her. >> i agree. candid comments from jennifer lawrence this morning. she's giving her thoughts in her
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overwhelming -- about her overwhelming fame. >> lawrence tells "marie claire" magazine that nobody can stay beloved forever. the 23-year-old oscar winning star admits she's way too annoying and feels people will get sick of her. >> lawrence detailed her annoying flaws. she says she's hyper on the red carpet because she's been drinking and can't resist a photo bomb. >> nice honesty there. >> i know. >> hyper on the red carpet because i'm drinking. >> i'm drunk whatever you have to do to get through the red carpet. >> another jennifer now. jennifer aniston. her fiance is making a special request. for their wedding. >> he's apparently pushing for a nonalcoholic wedding. that is to say, dry, no booze. >> sources tell radar on-line, he's on a health kick and eliminated alcohol from his life entirely and his hope is she will agree to ban the booze from their wedding. and and hoping aniston will follow his lead by giving up drinking all together. >> i don't know about this one. the source says justin doesn't
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like how she will easily down a bottle of wine without batting an eyelid. >> when it comes to weddings, though, that's not the place you want to eliminate booze. >> you are punishing your guests. >> sometimes weddings are like the red carpet. you need a little booze to get through it. >> not getting me on the dance floor if there is not a little lubrication. >> i like that. >> little lubrication to get the party going. >> you know what i'm saying? >> the wedding is not the place to do that. kim kardashian has posted a personal note on her blog about a big change that motherhood has brought her. after having baby north she is more fearful of racial discrimination. kim said she never gave racism much thought before and it was easier for her to believe it was someone else's battle. >> recently she has seen incidents that make her realize that racism and discrimination are still alive and wants a better world for her daughter. and she said the first step is to stop thinking it isn't her problem or an issue.
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tune in to "good morning america" this morning to see the beginning of a world record attempt. country singer cutie hunter hayes performed the most ever concerts in multiple cities in a 24-hour period. >> that's nonstop. gma, then boston an hour later. how do you get there that fast, an hour. he's got concerts throughout new england today, down the coast, asbury park, new jersey, at 2:00 a.m. tomorrow and finishing in philly at 5:00 a.m. >> he's going in the opposite direction. >> i know. >> first he goes north and then double backs. >> he should be in boston and then new york and then jersey. >> by the way. his poor voice and as a performer what about the roadies who set this thing up. that's going to be tough. >> unless he is showing up and it is already is set up. celebrating birthdays today, piano man, billy joel is 65. >> actor candace bergen 68 from "murphy brown."
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after a day oh so taxing. ♪ [ click ] ♪ >> welcome back. it's friday. time to take stock of what we all lived through this week. >> some of the toughest moments the search for women kidnapped in nigeria and the racial comments that embroiled the nba but every once in a while, too, a reason to smile. >> we will get him out. >> hope of finding our daughters lies in the hands of the government and the security men because on our own, we cannot do anything. >> it's criminal. it's an act of terrorism. and it really merits the fullest response possible. first and foremost from the government of nigeria. >> they are heros.
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i mean from attempts to brave a dangerous climate, boko haram was trying to take revenge on the fact these girls wanted to do better for themselves. >> putin has successfully dismembered the ukraine by using special forces and intelligence agents to disrupt the ukraine. i fear there will be a civil war. >> hanging by the hair. all of the girls hanging by the hair and then it just falls to the ground an the big metal thing above them hits on top of them. >> do you think that donald sterling should apologize? >> absolutely. >> did you discuss this with him? >> yes. >> will he apologize? >> only god knows. >> there's that challenge of getting people to see me in a different light, to change the lens they are looking at me through. >> last month, a wonderful story, an american won the boston marathon for the first time in 30 years. [ applause ]
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which was inspiring and only fair since a kenyan has been president for the last six. >> oh, to be a fly on the wall or to be invited to the white house correspondents dinner. >> you weren't invited? nice surf and turf dinner. >> you had a good time? >> loved it. thank you for taking me as your date. >> next year. a special feature for our facebook fans. >> it is called "in case you missed it" features all of the highlights from the week. check it out. log on to wnnfans.com. you should have been here yesterday. you were home feeling under the weather. we had a james bond skit. you could have been a bond girl. >> my one opportunity to be a bond girl. how did you do as james bond? >> they said i did okay. it's on the website. i'm sure it is. check it out. wnnfans.com. >> that's where i am going to go to see it. hope you have a wonderful weekend and happy mother's day to all of you moms out there. >> happy mother's day. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades. es.
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making news in america this morning -- funnel clouds, flooding rains and damaging winds. a severe storm with millions of americans in its crosshairs. and it's not over yet. on the defense. a new recording surfaces of donald sterling. what is he saying about the scandal that's enveloped him and about the future of his team? dramatic rescue. a car submerged in several feet of water with a driver still inside. how good samaritans came to the rescue. and draft day. the newest members of the nfl are selected with a few surprises. good friday morning. we begin with severe storms sweeping through the country's midsection, leaving a path of dama

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